Congratulations #Authors – One battle won against #Copyright #Infringement – UPDATE…

For information on Copyright Law in the U.S.A., visit Copyright Law of the United States of America.

This is an update from my post of March 2nd, 2015.

Congratulations to everyone who reblogged, Tweeted, or otherwise shared the information about this piracy site, thus enabling authors whose books were on the site to have it shut down by Facebook.

Special thanks to Susan Toy for alerting authors to the problem, Chris TSRA for sharing it with his army of followers and providing this update, and S.K. Nicholls for sharing the link to WHOIS and providing the following sample take down notice found in an article by Gene Quinn, a patent attorney and the founder of IPWatchdog. In it, he warns that take down notices may vary according to the offence. (It’s certainly a site worth looking at.)


My name is INSERT NAME and I am the INSERT TITLE of INSERT COMPANY NAME. A website that your company hosts (according to WHOIS information) is infringing on at least one copyright owned by my company. An article was copied onto your servers without permission. The original ARTICLE/PHOTO, to which we own the exclusive copyrights, can be found at: PROVIDE WEBSITE URL. The unauthorized and infringing copy can be found at: PROVIDE WEBSITE URL.

This letter is official notification under Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”), and I seek the removal of the aforementioned infringing material from your servers. I request that you immediately notify the infringer of this notice and inform them of their duty to remove the infringing material immediately, and notify them to cease any further posting of infringing material to your server in the future.

Please also be advised that law requires you, as a service provider, to remove or disable access to the infringing materials upon receiving this notice. Under US law a service provider, such as yourself, enjoys immunity from a copyright lawsuit provided that you act with deliberate speed to investigate and rectify ongoing copyright infringement. If service providers do not investigate and remove or disable the infringing material this immunity is lost. Therefore, in order for you to remain immune from a copyright infringement action you will need to investigate and ultimately remove or otherwise disable the infringing material from your servers with all due speed should the direct infringer, your client, not comply immediately.

I am providing this notice in good faith and with the reasonable belief that rights my company owns are being infringed. Under penalty of perjury I certify that the information contained in the notification is both true and accurate, and I have the authority to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright(s) involved.

Should you wish to discuss this with me please contact me directly.

Thank you.

City, State Zip


For more information on Copyright Law in the U.S.A., visit Copyright Law of the United States of America. Scroll down to see Section 512–Limitations on liability relating to material online. The sample take down letter refers to Section 512(c), but not all violations will be of this type. (For a complete PDF copy of the “DMSA” click HERE)


Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

To keep you posted after my post about CONFIRMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION yesterday and to let you see that you are NOT ALONE in the battle against it, here are the statistics on the post at the time of writing THIS post:

373 visitors viewed the post published at 20:12 pm last night.

TEN of them re-blogged it, thereby spreading the word FAST.

To see the all responses, look at the comments under the article HERE, however, here is a rough timeline of significant events:

At 21:56 pm, The following comment was received: 

Update: I also sent them a message through Facebook demanding they remove it. They responded:”hi ******, all book grab automatically from many source. we are apologize if your book published in our site. please contact us via with your book title list and we will remove it in 1x24hours. thanks” I informed them I…

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Do NOT send your proof of copyright to this site! Instead, send a take down request to Facebook.




For more information on how to deal with digital copyright infringement, please see previous post HERE.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


I’ve just been advised by Author Jack Eason that the following Facebook Site is offering six of his books in PDF format – WITHOUT AUTHORISATION, PERMISSION OR PAYMENT AGREEMENT WITH HIM…

Please check if YOUR BOOKS are being offered without YOUR permission.



PLEASE don’t send the complaint forms!!!

This is a click farm that collects your email addresses to sell.

Also, the last time this happened to us and we complained about copyright infringement our computers were infected with a virus.

Block this site on Facebook so that they cannot promote their pirate site there. 

With all of us reporting the site it will get taken down.




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Authors: What to Do if Your Book Gets Pirated

Thank you to S.K. Nicholls for sharing this information.

In cases of copyright infringement, contact the site’s hosting company rather than engaging with the offending site. The following advice is particularly useful in finding out if your work is being pirated: “One thing you can do to help protect yourself is set up a Google alert with your book title(s) and author name.” The information provided in her post is for reporting American sites to their hosting company.

As of January 1, 2015, Canadian internet service providers will be required by law to notify their customers of copyright infringement. (See article in The Huffington Post Canada.)


S.K. Nicholls

There is not a lot of recourse against the site itself, especially if the site is out of the country. If the web hosting site is U.S.A., you can send a DMCA take down letter to the web hosting site. They are under pressure to break the links of sites performing copyright infringement. You are also required to share some personal information in the letter which you should do with the hosting company NOT the offending site.

How do you find the site hosting company?

You can search domain registration on at:

Once you find the web hosting site look for their contact info or legal contact. This is usually an email address link.

Gene Quinn has a sample letter you can personalize (copy and paste into email) and send to the hosting company:

You will need the offending site’s URL for your work. Once you get…

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How to Report Copyright Infringement on WordPress Sites

One of these site has been closed by WordPress. Congratulations to the authors who accomplished this. If such a site asks that you download a program in order to get the free eBook advertised, do NOT attempt to download the program! It is likely to contain viruses intended to retrieve your personal information.

Thank you to the authors who reported these sites, and to Chris for sharing what to do when a WordPress site commits copyright infringement!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


Since you have a large voice I thought I would send this on to you.

I found places illegally offering my EBook for free.

Just thought you might want to put out a warning,

So others authors can check for THEIR books.


Anthony Renfro

Ronovan also advises you to check out this one too.


Some of these appear to be WordPress sites

To REPORT them, click on their logo or name top left of screen in the black Follow – Reblog – Like bit

a drop window will open giving you options



Go to the link WP gives you and complete the requirements


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